Aishwarya Rai Bachchan talked about the fact that Salman Khan was originally going to play the lead in Josh. While it is interesting to think of someone else playing the tough and charming Max Dias instead ofShah Rukh Khan, it’s about to get a lot more interesting. Shah Rukh’s role was so popular, no one wanted to play anything but it.ot Aishwarya Rai Bachchan! Kajol was the first choice to play Shah Rukh Khan’s sister in ‘Josh’ – Recently,
During the Jio MAMI film festival, Mansoor Khan, the film’s director, had revealed that everyone from Aamir Khan to Kajol was in contention for a role in the film. He had originally approached his cousin Aamir to play Aishwarya’s suitor opposite Shah Rukh, but he wasn’t having it. According to PTI, “He (Aamir) refused to play the role. I saw that as perfect casting. Aamir wanted to change the image and he no longer wanted to play the lover boy or romantic hero. The character of Max was charismatic so, everyone wanted to play Max. So Aamir would have never let Shah Rukh play it.”
At one point, he even approached Kajol to play the role of Shah Rukh’s sister, Aishwarya’s role. However, she also had her sights set on another part. “When I met Kajol to play Shah Rukh’s sister she walked away. I asked her if she is doing the film she said I want to play Max. So it was such an enigmatic character,” he said. Apparently, the role was so good that every A-lister wanted it.
If you wanted something to think about, think of how Aamir would do as Max. Or how Kajol would be as the lead. There’s something to trigger your imagination!